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Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra, but Let’s Not Forget Joe Williams!!!

Today, December 12, is the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth. It’s hard to miss, my social media is overrun with #FrankSinatra posts, and there┬áhave been innumerable TV specials commemorating the special day, not limited to the #Sinatra100 Special which included … Continue reading

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My Time with Clark Terry: The Clark Terry Institute of Jazz Studies

I first met Clark Terry when I was 6 months old. I met him because my father, Stephen Fulton, and he had been friends since the late 1970’s. It would take me a long time to understand he was famous, … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Coping with Rejection as a Jazz Musician

As Jazz musicians, like most people in the arts, we face rejection on a daily basis, yet it is something we rarely discuss. We face rejection from radio stations, booking agents, managers, even our peers, and the rejection comes in … Continue reading

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Should I board the airplane dressed for the gig?!

Tomorrow I fly back to Europe to begin a 2.5 week tour. I’ll be starting out in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and then continuing on with stops in Paris, Belgium, and Sweden. It’s 3:30 in the morning … Continue reading

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